Welcome to the System z Management Blog, where you can read the perspectives from System z experts. This Blog provides insights into the System z solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
This is John Arnesen with a NetView and System Automation Level 2 support blog.
Are you running NetView v6r1 and seeing issues with MVS Message Automation? Issues like MVS messages not getting automated on, or what looks like hangs in message automation processing? Please note this issue can be seen in NetView, System Automation or GDPS MVS Message Processing. This is most likely caused by a Canzlog problem. Even if you are not using Canzlog, it is involved with Message Automation in v6r1. NetView message automation was changed in... [More]
'Dear Rocky' answers your System z monitoring and performance tuning questions.
Rocky McMahan, a Senior Software Performance Engineer in Tivoli R&D, offers valuable tips to help you get more out of your Tivoli monitoring software.
My company is a large Healthcare organization with ~5,000 employees, providing patient care to over 7500 people, & had revenue of 8 billion dollars last year. We are in the process of migrating several of our large patient... [More]
The WebSphere MQ Monitoring Agent is available in IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging for z/OS, and for distributed platforms in ITCAM for Applications. This agent provides a large number of attribute groups for your convenience in monitoring IBM MQ. However, only a few of the attribute groups are recommended to be enabled for historical collection in order to achieve reductions in agent historical processing, duplication of data, and historical space requirements.
Out of the box, attribute groups MQ Action Log and MQ Event... [More]
Hello, on the link below there is a list of important APARs for Tivoli System Automation for z/OS with a short description/explanation. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/groups/service/html/communityview?communityUuid=5e65990a-9690-42e2-93b1-c2267be7620c#fullpageWidgetId=Waa62f018a05a_4ca4_b612_49ffee80398e&file=f51f0841-5031-4197-8da4-34b20cdcdeee
The previously published Part 1 of this series in April was on the evolution of the CICS transaction server’s serviceability process and enhancements by Bill Bulfin and Ed Addison.
See Part 1 , titled CICS
Serviceability: An Ever-Evolving Process.
second part of the two-part series on the evolution of the CICS transaction
server’s serviceability process and enhancements is available here: Part 2: CICS Serviceability: Past, Present and Future
Hi All, "Ask the Experts Online Jam!" - May 11 - 8AM - 8PM ET Got questions?...ask the experts! Get your questions ready for the May 11th, 2011 " Ask the Experts Online Jam! " The "Ask the Experts (ATE) Online Jam" is a valuable opportunity for YOU the Global Tivoli User Community (TUC) Members to connect with real world IBM experts on a range of Tivoli products. These experts, many from IBM development, are recruited to answer your questions for a concentrated period of 12 hours. IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM);... [More]
In today's world, data is the most valuable resource to a corporation. For example, client lists, accounting information, employee records and the list goes on. All of this data must be securely managed and controlled and in an instance made available to those users who are authorized to to see it and use it. IBM's z/VSE system has extensive capabilities to simultaneously share a company's data among multiple users and in the process protect them. This IBM Redbooks publication was written to assist z/VSE support and
security personnel in... [More]
Check out how industry leaders are leveraging the unique capabilities of System z to give them an advantage in the marketplace by using cloud, analytics, and security in Doug Balog's latest blog " A New Conversation around the IBM Mainframe ". The two embedded videos highlight the strengths of the zEnterprise EC12 and the value provided to clients. Already have an IBM zEnterprise System, but not monitoring this key resource? Explore the Tivoli zEnterprise Monitoring offering that is available to all IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON and IBM Tivoli... [More]
No, this not a new sitcom announcement about a new show that you can see once a week. It's rather about a tool that you can use everyday to diagnose a check in your CICS Transaction Server for z/OS. You think the abend is caused by a wild branch. You need to know, what is the BEAR, and how can you use it to resolve the abend? CICS TS V3.1, and later, now provides the contents of the Breaking Event Address Register (BEAR). The BEAR is a hardware enhancement in z9-109 (z/Architecture mode). The BEAR is a 64-bit register that contains the... [More]
We are proud to announce that, since September 22nd, the new "Remote HotStandBy Controller" feature is available as Beta code on IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS v9.2.
The remote hot stand-by controller has been designed to guarantee the continuos availability for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS customers. "What is new, then?" you may ask "I already have my hot stand-by controller up and running!". The new is that your hot stand-by controller can now be remote. Unlike the traditional hot... [More]
Hi All We just release TADz 7.5 on 24 April 2011. The previous release was 7.2 release on 14 Aug 2009. We encourage all ISOGON/TLCMz users to convert over to this latest release for improved product identification and new reporting facility. IBM® Tivoli® Asset
Discovery for z/OS® (TADz)
Provides discovery and identification services for the z/OS platform Monitors software usage and trends Reports on the million instructions per second (MIPS) capacity of each
logical partition (LPAR) under which software is running Provides... [More]
In a technote from IBM Support, a customer was running the APPLY step during their installation of OMEGAMON components and encountered multiple GIM processing error messages like the following: GIM40901E ** COPY PROCESSING TO THE TKANCUS LIBRARY FAILED FOR CLIST KOBHNSWA IN SYSMOD HKOB700. THE RETURN CODE (08) EXCEEDED THE ALLOWABLE VALUE. DATE 12.187 - TIME 12:27:24 - SEQUENCE NUMBER 000114 GIM30227E ** APPLY PROCESSING FAILED FOR SYSMOD HKOB620 BECAUSE PROCESSING FAILED FOR SYSMOD HKOB700. SYSMOD HKOB700 CONTAINS HIGHER LEVELS OF COMMON... [More]
In the attached PDF we show how OMEGAMON XE for zOS 5.1.0 can prevent a z/OS LPAR from doom by warning the USS Processes pool is close to full.
On slide 2 the e3270ui Situation Event Console workspace alerts me that the SP14 USS Process pool is over 90% full. If it gets to 100% the LPAR is in trouble and may not be able to continue to process work.
On slide 3 you can see that I then went over to look at USS Processes in use of SP14. Who is using most of the 282 processes out of the max of 300?
On slide 4 we... [More]